[thelist] PowerPoint slides to images look different among machines

Diane Soini dianesoini at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 24 20:53:02 CDT 2004

Thanks for the info. I'll take a look at all these factors. I'm not 
sure when my co-worker with the "good" computer will be in next, but if 
I find any tip-worthy solution, I'll respond again.
On Thursday, June 24, 2004, at 01:29 PM, 
thelist-request at lists.evolt.org wrote:

> Subject: Re: [thelist] PowerPoint slides to images look different 
> among machines
> Reply-To: g1notami at zoominternet.net, "thelist at lists.evolt.org" 
> <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
> Have you tried a full screen grab in SlideShow mode?
> It's often been the simplest solution for me.
> If you need something more, here's a tip from:
> PowerPoint FAQ List - The Full FAQ
> http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FULLFAQ.htm
> Get the same image OUT of PowerPoint as went in originally
> Problem
> You have an image in PowerPoint and need to use it elsewhere. When you
> copy and paste the image to other programs, you get a low resolution 
> image.
> Solution
> MS PhotoEdit to the rescue. It's included in Office 97 onward, so if 
> it's not
> already installed, run Setup and install it.
> Click the image in PowerPoint to select it, then choose Edit, Copy or 
> press Ctrl
> +C.
> Start PhotoEdit and choose Edit, Paste.
> Save the image from PhotoEdit to the format of your choice.
> Background
> When you copy and paste images from PowerPoint to most other programs,
> you get the image as it's currently displayed in PowerPoint, not at 
> its original
> resolution.
> For example, if you have a 1024x768 pixel screen capture that you've 
> imported
> into PowerPoint and reduced to 1/4 screen size and you're working on a 
> system
> running at 800x600, when you copy and paste, you'll get 400x300 
> pixels, not the
> original 1024x768 image.
> Apparently, PowerPoint also puts the full original image on the 
> clipboard, but in
> a format that most other apps don't understand, so they can't paste 
> it. MS
> PhotoEdit evidently understands the format, so you get the full 
> original image
> resolution.
> bruce
> g1notami at zoominternet.net
> James Denholm-Price said the following:
>> On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 06:01:44 -0700, Diane Soini
>> <dianesoini at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>> It seems that you get better quality images saving PowerPoint slides 
>>> as
>>> images on some machines than on other machines.
>>> ...
>>> We can't find a setting that affects this. Gif or jpg or the size of
>>> the images makes no difference. As far as I know, everybody has XP 
>>> Pro.
>>> Is there a secret setting for getting good images from PowerPoint
>>> slides?
>> On PPT XP2002 there is a Tools menu in the Save dialog that has a few
>> relevant settings including Compress Pictures. ... perhaps that's it?!
>> If not, do they all have the same screen size? Colour depths? What
>> version of PPT are you using?
>> James
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